In developed and developing countries all over the world, farmers and indigenous and local communities have traditional knowledge, expertise, skills and practices related to food security and to food and agricultural production and diversity. Since its creation in 1945, FAO has recognized the significant contributions these make to food and agriculture, and the relevance of on-farm/in situ and ex situ conservation of genetic resources for food and agriculture.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2018Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Honduras, Philippines, South Africa, Italy, Iran, Argentina, India, Niger
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2018Italy
Small-scale fisheries play a key role in ensuring food security and eradicating poverty. However, the overall development of the fisheries sector, as well as increased pressure from other sectors (e.g. tourism, aquaculture, agriculture, energy, mining, industry, infrastructure developments) with often stronger political or economic influence, has contributed to a decline in aquatic resources and threats to aquatic habitats, ecosystems and small-scale fisheries community livelihoods.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMay, 2018Kenya, Somalia, Italy, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia
This country profile describes the state of the water resources and water use, as well as the state of agricultural water management in Somalia. The aim of this report is to describe the particularities of the country and the problems met in the development of the water resources, and irrigation in particular.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksNovember, 2018Kenya, Dominican Republic, Turkey, Afghanistan, Peru, Italy, Tanzania, Ecuador, Bolivia, China, Iran, Venezuela, Guyana, Colombia, Brazil, Mongolia
The material compiled, which covers over 2 000 international legal intruments stretching from the year 805 to 1977, has been organized chronologically and tabulated with an indication, for each instrument, of the substance covered and of the water bodies, territories and basins concerned, together with the source of reference and any relevant remarks and annotations.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2018Kenya, Egypt, United States of America, Philippines, Vietnam, Japan, Guatemala, Denmark, Italy, Guinea-Bissau, Bolivia, Canada, Papua New Guinea, Sudan, Cameroon, Finland, Mexico, Brazil, Cambodia
The Global Forest Resources Assessment of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) celebrates its 70th Anniversary in 2018. FAO's forestry department whishes to commemorate this important occurrence with a special publication on the history of the past 70 years of Global Forest Resources Assessemnt.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksOctober, 2018Nepal, Switzerland, Tanzania, Philippines, Mali, China, Italy, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Gabon, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Mexico, Thailand, Kenya
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2010Ethiopia, Italy, Benin, Madagascar, Sri Lanka
As water becomes scarcer in many countries, governments increasingly have to deal with the considerable challenges of water management. Sound information on water vailability and use is key to shaping water policies that aim to provide equitable and sustainable use of increasingly scarce water resources. Accurate information on agricultural water withdrawal is particularly important to planners and decision-makers involved in water management, as agriculture represents the largest water us er in many countries, representing about 70 percent of total withdrawal worldwide.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018Haiti, Jordan, Bangladesh, United States of America, Japan, Zambia, China, Italy, Indonesia, Ghana, Costa Rica, Mexico, Thailand
The integration of food into urban planning is a crucial and emerging topic.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2018China, Italy
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsJuly, 2018Nepal, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, United States of America, Guatemala, Italy, Cameroon, Australia, Netherlands, South Sudan, India, Gabon, Sudan, Costa Rica, Mexico, New Zealand
This booklet contains the main points of the publication The State of the World’s Forests 2018.
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